100 Mile Ruck March Challenge
Jessica Bridge – 100 Mile Ruck March Athlete
This will be my third year participating in the 100 Mile Ruck March Challenge. I love supporting Why Me, and my goal this year is to not only complete the 100 miles, but to raise more money for Why Me than I have in the last two years combined! This is by far the most grueling physical and mental challenge I have endured, and I am just so grateful that this is true for me. For many, there are much bigger obstacles that families and individuals must face, including the families of Why Me.
The 100 Mile Ruck March Challenge is a military inspired event, where a small group of Athletes will Ruck (hike) 25 miles a day for 4 days. Camping out each night on the farm of a local brewery and continuing the march at sunrise each morning. Athletes will carry everything they will need for this 4 day event on their backs, navigate the 100 mile course, cook their own meals, set up and break down their own camps each night, tend to their feet and bodies, all in an attempt to earn the coveted 100 Mile Ruck March Finisher Medal.
100% of the proceeds go to Why Me & Sherry’s House a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing love and support services to families with childhood cancer. It’s run in part by parents that lived this experience first-hand, the dedicated staff and volunteers understand what families with a pediatric cancer patient need and are passionate about services provided.